Book Description
Boar's Head Books, New York, 1950. With an Introduction by Ernest Hemingway. 181pp. plus ads. Illustrated 8vo, publisher's cloth in dust jacket. Rare in a jacket lightly chipped and some light creasing. Originally Souvenirs Kiki in French and Kiki's Memoirs . Scarce.
Dealer Notes
The Autobiography of a poor French Girl who in the 1920's became a artist's model and along the way the girlfriend of Man Ray of the DADA movement . Translated from the French by Samuel Putnam; From jacket: "Do you remember Kiki? At 12, she began to pose in the nude for a living. At 20, her strange life attracted notices everywhere; a play about her tantalized Paris and New York. At 30, she wrote her memoirs--and told everything--including an attempt on the virtue of her grandmother by an American soldier. 'The best I have read since The Enormous Room,' says Ernest Hemingway in his Introduction, and that goes a little way towards giving you an idea of the elemental forces behind Kiki and her marvelous book."
Author Putnam Samuel
Date 1950
Binding Cloth
Publisher New York, Boar's Head Books, 1950
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very Good
Pages 185

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